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Volume 11, Number 8, February 28, 1984

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Dateline Mexico  

by Josefina Menéndez

U.S. launches trade war.

Andean Report  

by Valerie Rush

Mafia attacks Colombia’s Betancur.

Attic Chronicle  

by Phocion

The kind of death Papandreou fears.

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

The odd decouplers.

Report from Paris  

by Mary Lalevée

Behind the French-Soviet rapprochement.




Volcker’s Biggest Fraud: The New Debt Gambit  

by Vin Berg

The “blocked accounts” system of accepting debt payment in local currencies goes into effect.

What are the Risks of an Oil Crisis?  

by Laurent Murawiec

Political as well as economic implications.

IMF Spokesman Discusses the Death Count  

by Stanley Ezrol

At a recent conference in Washington, Cuba’s collaboration with the Fund also emerged.

In France, ‘Red Billionaires’ Broker the Deals with Moscow  

by Laurent Murawiec

Part II of Laurent Murawiec’s series on East-West trade mafias.

Currency Rates  

How the Food Irradiation Breakthrough Was Achieved  

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

And what it will accomplish when the Food and Drug Administration okays it for the United States.


by Cynthia Parsons

Empty silos.


by David Goldman

Statistics and pessimism.

Foreign Exchange  

by Renée Sigerson

Tracking the dollar’s decline.

Business Briefs  

Special Report

The Club of Rome Attempt To Take Over the Vatican  

by Augustinus

Pope John Paul is being forced to back off from the spirit of his encyclical Laborem Exercens, his cultural optimism and commitment to technological progress. The Roman Curia is pushing him instead toward a mysticism-based alliance with the “peace movement” and the Eastern Church.

The Structure of the Roman Curia  

The Latest Evil Deeds of the Jesuits  


Dominoes Are Toppled in the Middle East  

by Muriel Mirak and Mark Burdman

The repercussions of the U.S. pullout from Lebanon reach to the Gulf, to Egypt, and to Western Europe.

Egypt’s Mubarak Tries To Reverse Disaster  

by Linda de Hoyos

Behind the Sharon Coup Threat in Israel  

by Mark Burdman

Why France’s Defense Cannot Be ‘Decoupled’ from the Western Alliance  

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Specific proposals for a crash military-security program, issued by Jacques Cheminade.

The Kissinger China Card Worked to Moscow’s Advantage  

by Richard Cohen

Part III of “The New Era in U.S.-China Relations.”

International Intelligence  


Turning the White House Over to Henry Kissinger  

by Graham Lowry

The “pragmatist” front men for Dr. K. will lose Reagan the election, and may lose the nation its survival.

Confusion among the European-American Elites  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche writes that the Establishment fears changing its policy outlook, and facing the growth of LaRouche’s own influence, more than it fears a defeat of the West.

NBC Faces a $60 Million Libel Suit by The LaRouche Campaign  

And LaRouche has challenged NBC chief Thornton Bradshaw to debate.

Elephants and Donkeys  

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Candidate Jesse Jackson: Jonestown revisited.

National News  

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